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Audio: Necton Parish Council step in to keep the Community Centre open

Audio: Necton Parish Council step in to keep the Community Centre open

0 on August 4, 2015, 7:03 am

At a recent meeting of Necton Parish Council, a resolution was agreed to take over responsibilty and management of Necton Rural Community Centre, known locally as the village hall.  This is an increasingly common move across villages as the existing managing committees of such charities struggle to entice new volunteers from their communities. Reporter, Paul Young, went along to a […]

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Manorcourt Homecare expands services to Mildenhall, Stanton and Brandon

Manorcourt Homecare expands services to Mildenhall, Stanton and Brandon

0 on August 4, 2015, 6:59 am

Suffolk County Council awards three contracts to Manorcourt to deliver vital home-based care to local people wishing to remain independent in their own homes Manorcourt Homecare, the homecare services division of residential care provider Healthcare Homes, has today announced it has been awarded three contracts from Suffolk County Council to deliver a wide range of home-based care services to adults […]

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Is there a Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer in you?

Is there a Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer in you?

0 on August 3, 2015, 2:53 pm

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is calling on people to become Community Volunteers and enable us to work together to make Norfolk safer. The Service has recruited Community Volunteers for many years and currently has 28. The aim is to recruit another 20 people to assist in areas across Norfolk : Loddon, Harleston, Diss, East Harling, Attleborough, Watton, Hingham, Swaffham, Methwold, […]

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Kids can get creative at Breckland recycling event in Watton

Kids can get creative at Breckland recycling event in Watton

0 on August 3, 2015, 1:57 pm

Kids can get creative at an event that will help get the recycling message across. Buttons, clothes and paint will get a second lease of life when youngsters transform plain canvas bags into something beautiful that conveys an important recycling message. Trevor Carter, Breckland Council Executive Member for Place said “The aim of the event is to get people thinking […]

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Summer Story Festival Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Summer Story Festival – A magical ‘Day with a Difference’ at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

0 on August 1, 2015, 8:58 am

Encounter all your favourite fairy tale characters, with an extra special ‘Day with a Difference’ on Sunday 9 August at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. All the characters have escaped from The Giant Book of Gressenhall Fairy Tales! Help them return to their tales and create your own magical story as you explore Gressenhall from the woods to the river. Meet […]

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Director of Nursing Emma McKay

NNUH Director of Nursing gears up for charity bike ride 

0 on July 31, 2015, 7:28 am

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital cycle challenge this year is one of its toughest and will see Director of Nursing Emma McKay training hard for the 100 mile challenge — her aim to tackle the course before the professionals! On 6 September, Emma will be cycling the southern section of the Tour of Britain stage through Norfolk just a […]

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Mark Davies  interim chief executive of Norfolk and Norwich University

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust announces interim chief executive

0 on July 31, 2015, 7:01 am

Mark Davies has been appointed as interim chief executive of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and will take up his new role on the 4th of August. Mark has more than twenty years’ experience working as a chief executive in NHS trusts including Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust, North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust and in 2007/8 […]

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The tiny powerful tracker attached to the cuckoo's back.  Photo from P Stancliffe, BTO

Audio: The adventures of a British Cuckoo

0 on July 30, 2015, 9:50 pm

Paul Stancliffe works for the BTO and a chance meeting with our community reporter, Gabbie Joyce, on an allotment in Thetford has provided the following conversation about the exciting adventures of our British cuckoos as they are tracked to Africa.   You can follow Chris and the other cuckoos via this link: http://www.bto.org/science/migration/tracking-studies/cuckoo-tracking  

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Breeding Bird Survey shows some respite for Britain’s birds

Breeding Bird Survey shows some respite for Britain’s birds

0 on July 30, 2015, 11:28 am

Some stay, some go, but 2013 to 2014 was a good year for many of Britain’s birds. The latest results from the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) brought some short-term, positive news for a suite of both migratory and resident species against a backdrop of long-term declines for many, long-distance migrants in particular. The possible reasons for these short-term increases vary […]

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Community groups offered the chance to win Norfolk Adult Education course

Community groups offered the chance to win Norfolk Adult Education course

0 on July 29, 2015, 3:34 pm

From digital photography to an introduction to Spanish…community groups across Norfolk are in with a chance of winning a free 12-hour Adult Education course. Norfolk County Council’s Adult Education service is offering community groups of eight to 12 people and aged 19 and over and living in Norfolk, the chance to win a free 12-hour adult education course for their community. The […]

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New Director of Public Health for Norfolk

New Director of Public Health for Norfolk

0 on July 29, 2015, 3:20 pm

A new Director of Public Health has been appointed at Norfolk County Council as Interim Director Lucy Macleod retires. Dr Louise Smith, 45, who has had almost 20 years of experience across local government and the NHS, will take up the permanent role on 1 October. Louise will join Norfolk County Council from Hertfordshire County Council where she is currently […]

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Breckland Planning

Breckland Planning Applications Weekending 28th July 2015

0 on July 29, 2015, 10:19 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 28th July 2015 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs to […]

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Local businesses invited to ‘Meet the Breckland Buyers’

Local businesses invited to ‘Meet the Breckland Buyers’

0 on July 28, 2015, 3:51 pm

Local businesses are being invited to attend a special event to find out more about how they could win contracts to provide services for Breckland Council. The Meet the Breckland Buyers event, to be held on September 29, will give businesses a chance to speak to members of the council’s various teams about the diverse range of goods and services […]

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The Breckland View Connecting Communities

Watton Medical Practice catchment area changes

on July 27, 2015, 3:52 pm

Following close liaison with NHS England – and having made new key appointments – Watton Medical Practice has been able to expand its reduced catchment area and from 1st September 2015, re-open its lists to a sector of patients in what is seen as positive step for the people of Watton and the surrounding district. The appointments underline a significant […]

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The Breckland View Connecting Communities

New GPs appointed to Watton Medical Practice

on July 27, 2015, 3:50 pm

Watton Medical Practice has expanded its team of experienced health professionals with the appointment of new GPs. Dr Clive Aiton, who has specific interests and expertise in mental health issues and long-term conditions, joined the practice on July 6 as a full-time GP, having come to work in Norfolk from Manchester. His arrival follows that of Dr Anand Kumar, Nurse […]

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